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Old 12-02-2013, 04:41 AM
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K96, make sure you use the same steel. Different alloys respond differently to different etchants.

Eli, rust is oxidation of the Fe component in metals. It can be controlled via different methodologies - ie. Bluing, browning and many forms of chemical reactions creating various patinas.

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